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  • Newsline
  • Earlier, Minister of Fuel and Energy Sergei Generalov had announced that SIDANCO and ONAKO will be unable to access export pipelines in August owing to tax arrears (see 'RFE/RL Newsline,' 3 August 1998). (rferl.org)
  • Also on 16 July, the Duma passed in the first reading a law revising the income tax scale, but in a substantially different version from the government's draft of that law (see 'RFE/RL Newsline,' 3 July 1998). (rferl.org)
  • Following a lengthy meeting with Prime Minister Sergei Kirienko, Yeltsin named Oleg Sysuev as the third deputy prime minister (see 'RFE/RL Newsline,' 29 and 30 April 1998). (rferl.org)
  • In appointing Generalov, Yeltsin passed over Viktor Ott, who was first deputy fuel and energy minister when Kirienko headed that ministry (see 'RFE/RL Newsline,' 26 March 1998). (rferl.org)
  • Moody's last downgraded Russia's credit rating in March (see 'RFE/RL Newsline,' 12 March 1998) and is maintaining a 'negative' outlook for further changes in the rating. (rferl.org)
  • Deputy Finance Minister Oleg Vyugin revealed that the IMF is demanding a primary budget surplus of 4 percent rather than the 2 percent surplus planned in the version of the 1999 budget that is considered most likely to be adopted by the cabinet (see 'RFE/RL Newsline,' 24 November 1998). (rferl.org)
  • Leading media outlets, human rights organizations, and some politicians are alleging that the murder of Larisa Yudina in the southern republic of Kalmykia, was politically motivated (see 'RFE/RL Newsline,' 9 June 1998). (rferl.org)
  • 1997
  • The 1998 Florida Marlins season started off with the team trying to repeat as World Series Champions, having won the title in 1997. (wikipedia.org)
  • The two expansion teams set to debut in 1998, the Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Devil Rays , had two full seasons to establish scouting and player development systems and were permitted to participate fully in the 1966 and 1997 Major League Baseball drafts . (wikipedia.org)
  • The 20.5% decrease in malaria cases during 1998 compared with 1997 resulted primarily from decreases in P. vivax cases acquired in Asia among non-U.S. civilians. (cdc.gov)
  • expenditures
  • During its 17 July session, the Duma rejected several government proposals, including a law that would have nullified all legislation calling for unforeseen expenditures in the 1998 budget, ITAR-TASS reported. (rferl.org)
  • radio
  • SB DX @ ARL $ARLD034 ARLD034 DX news ZCZC AE34 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 34 ARLD034 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT August 27, 1998 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD034 ARLD034 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by Tedd, KB8NW, the OPDX Bulletin, QRZ DX, 425DXnews, The Daily DX, DXNS, EA4DX and Contest Corral from QST. (arrl.org)